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The word Ethiopia names a country. It also names a people, the great people of the country called Ethiopia. To say the same thing in other words, it names a nation, the great nation composed of the great men and women of diverse ethnic origins and of different religious convictions. This piece addres...
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Washington — “The U.S. government is committed to working with Ethiopia — both the government and the people — to strengthen respect for democracy and human rights,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Karen J. Hanrahan said October 9. Spe...
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Egypt may have been talking to Sudan about military alternatives to protect its vital resource, the river Nile, a report published by an Egyptian daily said. Citing secret documents released last month by WikiLeaks from Stratfor, a private intelligence company that sells security information to clien...
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Yohannan Chemarapally THE recent demise of the Ethiopian prime minister and strongman, Meles Zenawi, brings to an end an interesting chapter of contemporary history in the Horn of Africa region. His passing away was not entirely unexpected. The Ethiopian leader was incommunicado for most of this year...
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Joint letter requesting Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn to remove arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and association in Ethiopia October 9, 2012 Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minster P.O. Box 1031 Addis Ab...
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The funny thing about the Mangaung leadership race is that Jacob Zuma’s supporters do not deny his failures and weaknesses. They joke about them, play them down or explain why he needs greater support. There is a litany of reasons why Zuma has turned out to be a bad president – one explanation is tha...
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Valentin KATASONOV Part I As noted in the previous part of the paper, the global drug mafia is a three-level formation. The strategic objectives pursued at the executive Level 3 are: • The whitewashing of the cash flows generated by drug sales; • Revenue investment in various sectors of the economy; ...
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Najmuddin A. SHAIKH The appearance on You Tube of the trailer of a movie called “Innocence of Muslims” received little attention when it was first uploaded. Subsequently however a version was uploaded which was dubbed in Arabic and which was then brought to the attention of the Egyptian media. The su...
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Valentin KATASONOV These days, the drug mafia theme explainably attracts permanent media coverage. One of the aspects that cannot be avoided in the context is the involvement of the financial sector – for hefty risk premiums – in money laundering for the narcotics business. Banks and the ...
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By Ralph Geeplay      The African Union’s recent military offensive in Somalia, if anything, which saw troops taking full control of the Somali port city of Kismayo must be applauded. By capturing an iron grip on the al-Shabaab Islamist group, and virtually beating them on the battlefield in Somalia ...